Live: City Hall, Sheffield

The seventh stop on the Roy Orbison tour of May/June 1963 was at the City Hall in Sheffield, England. This was the third of four performances by The Beatles at this venue.

Throughout this tour, The Beatles performed a set featuring the same seven songs: Some Other Guy, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Love Me Do, From Me To You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There and Twist And Shout.

Live: Granada Cinema, Walthamstow, London

Day six of their UK tour with Roy Orbison, and The Beatles performed at the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow, London. The concert took place shortly after the recording of the first Pop Go The Beatles programme for the BBC. Read more »

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

On 30 April 1963 a BBC studio manager, Vernon Lawrence, suggested to his manager, assistant department head Donald MacLean, that The Beatles be given their own radio series. MacLean approved the idea, with four programmes commissioned and the option for a further 11 if successful. Read more »

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Southampton

The third date of The Beatles' tour with Roy Orbison took place at the Gaumont Cinema in Southampton. Also on the bill were Gerry and the Pacemakers, David Macbeth, Louise Cordet, Tony Marsh, Terry Young Six, Erkey Grant and Ian Crawford. Read more »

Live: Adelphi Cinema, Slough – The Beatles’ tour with Roy Orbison begins

The Beatles' third UK tour began at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, Buckinghamshire. Also on the tour were Roy Orbison, Gerry and the Pacemakers, David Macbeth, Louise Cordet, Tony Marsh, Terry Young Six, Erkey Grant and Ian Crawford. Read more »

Live: Grosvenor Rooms, Norwich

This was The Beatles' only performance in the Norfolk city of Norwich. The concert was booked in April 1963 by local promoters Peter Holmes, Ray Aldous and Geoffrey Walker for a fee of £250. Read more »

Live: Royalty Theatre, Chester

This was The Beatles' only appearance at this venue in Chester. They performed seven songs: Some Other Guy, Thank You Girl, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me, You Really Got A Hold On Me, I Saw Her Standing There and From Me To You.

The performances of Some Other Guy and You Really Got A Hold On Me are notable as, while they had been part of The Beatles' repertoire for some time, they had not yet been recorded, let alone released on the Please Please Me album.

You Really Got A Hold On Me was recorded, for With The Beatles later in 1963, but Some Other Guy was only taped for radio sessions. It is tempting to wonder whether the group was considering a studio version around this time.

The Royalty Theatre, which stood on Chester's City Road, was demolished in 2001 and later replaced with a hotel.